2022 Carbon Management Project Review Meeting posters now available

Invited posters from NETL’s 2022 Carbon Management Project Review Meeting are now available on the NETL website. Topics include:

  • Carbon dioxide removal
  • Carbon transport & storage, and
  • Point source carbon capture

Model Recycling Program Toolkit

The Model Recycling Program Toolkit is an interactive collection of EPA and other materials. Toolkit materials can help states, territories, local governments, tribes, schools, nonprofit organizations, companies, and public-private partnerships create effective programs for recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, reuse, repair, and waste reduction. Materials in the toolkit can help communities increase participation in recycling programs and reduce contamination in the recycling stream.

  • Case studies from communities who have created effective recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, reuse, and repair programs. 
  • Training materials on how to create educational messages and campaigns that drive behavior change. 
  • Examples of consumer education materials that states, tribes, and local government entities can adapt and use in recycling programs. 
  • Standardized terms with examples that may be used to describe materials that are accepted by residential recycling programs. 
  • A grantee evaluation guide to measure increased participation, reduced contamination, and change in volume of recyclables collected.

European Commission on bio-based & biodegradable plastics: ‘Since they are called ‘bio’, consumers have the perception they are good for the environment – however, this is only true to a certain extent’

Read the full story at Beverage Daily.

Bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics are often considered as the environmental heroes taking on conventional plastic – but the European Commission says such formats need to be approached carefully if they’re to live up to their promise.

Emissions: Nestlé and Fonterra to trial net-zero dairy farm

Read the full story in Dairy Reporter.

The hope is to eliminate all on-farm emissions in 10 years while keeping operations ‘commercially viable’. An opt-in subsidy scheme for farmers is also in the works.

Environmental racism and its surprising connection to military bases

Read the full story from ZME Science.

Minority neighborhoods are often clustered around industrial sites, ports, truck routes, and military bases — all of which can be sources of toxic exposure. This phenomenon, part of a broader problem called environmental racism, is also impacting black active-duty service members.

Amid the sprawl, a Long Island prairie makes a quiet comeback

Read the full story at e360.

Tucked into quintessential suburbia, the Hempstead Plains Preserve is a small sliver of the grassland that once covered a vast area of Long Island. New research shows that thoughtfully planted yards and gardens can bolster the biodiversity in such urban wildland fragments.

Supplier engagement a key focus for UK companies targeting sustainable soy sourcing

Read the full story in Dairy Reporter.

Some 43% of UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soy members are currently specifying requirements for deforestation and conversion free (DCF) soy to suppliers, with a further 48% reporting they plan to do so in the next 12 months.

Dairy leaders meet to discuss sustainability

Read the full story at Dairy Foods.

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance consists of companies and organizations across the dairy community and others who want to contribute to dairy’s social responsibility journey.

Contrail mitigation: A collaborative approach in the face of uncertainty

Read the full story from RMI.

To measure and address the climate challenge posed by aviation contrails, RMI is working with aviation industry leaders, the tech sector, and the academic community in the newly launched Contrail Impact Task Force.

Mushroom skins could be the secret to recyclable electronics

Read the full story in Anthropocene Magazine.

Plastic boards used in electronic devices and batteries are near-impossible to recycle, so researchers devised a sustainable alternative made from biodegradable mushroom skin.